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I got my start in the landscaping business with my brother who has been mowing lawns for one of the biggest companies in the United States, the Brickman company. After working there for about 5 years, he decided it was time to take the skills he learned running a team at Brickman and apply them operating his own business.. At the time, I was in the restaurant buisness and I also was looking for a change of career. I was a partner in a sports bar and in a seafood restaurant in Buford Georgia and also Alpharetta, Georgia.
Once I realized I that I wanted a change, I sold my interests in those businesses and invested that money to start SAO Landscape Group. If I can say one thing about business it is that they are all challenging, and you need to love what you do.
SAO stands for my the initials of my two sons and my brothers name. The inspiration of using my two sons is to always remind me that I have started this business as an investment in their future. One day I plan to pass our landscaping business in Atlanta on to them.
Originally my brother and I from Acapulco Mexico , we migrated to the United States 16 years ago in search of a brighter futures. Ultimately we chose to settle in the Atlanta area because our family lived in the here, specifically in the towns of Buford ,Jonesboro, and Duluth.
Together we have been in the landscaping business for about 5 years , and over that time we have grown the business to 85 weekly lawn mowing customers. Mostly we provide mowing for our clients, however for most of them we also do extra services like mulch and pine straw. On top of that we provide irrigation, hardscapes, retaining walls. Recently be also started offering flower bed design and installation. Basically if it needs to be done in the yard, we offer it.
We keep a full time crew mowing lawns throughout the week. We run a commercial grade 48” Exmark Walk Behind, we also run Stihl trimmers. So we can accommodate our customers with small fence gates, we also keep a small push mower to get into those back yards.
We mostly service clients north and east of I-85 in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Flowery Branch, and Cummings, Georgia. We will also go up to the Alpharetta area as well if a customer needs us there.
I like to think about my customers as my friends, so I treat them with respect. If someone gets a little behind on their bill with me , we will work with them. At the end of the day , it's not just landscaping that I do, I serve people. This is a people business, if you take care of people they will refer their friends to you. This is the basis that I have built my business from.
Primarily , my landscaping company here in Atlanta is my passion, growing it, and earning customers business is what I love to do. It is my work, and my hobby.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
is been a year that i been on my own! what inspired me? bring quality service to those hwork hard to get their money and they not get what they pay for
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
we like to work together with the customer offer always quality professional the customer satisfaction is our main reason to be in this business
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
mainly always ask for the best work possible remember that you paying for and you deserve quality!
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
help people in the busy day and see the transformation of their properties
What areas do you mainly service?
buford sugar hill duluth alpharetta cumming suwanee dacula lawrenceville braselton flowery branch
3694 Fir Drt
Buford, GA 30518